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  • 10 Countries Where Young People Can't Find a Job

    10 Countries Where Young People Can't Find a Job

    By 24/7 Wall St., Introduction by Jake Thiewes Unemployment is not just a problem in the United States. According to new data from Eurostat, the 17 countries that both use the euro as currency and belong to the European Union is 11.1 percent, compared to 8.3 percent in the U.S. When it comes to youth... Continue Reading

  • Uptick In Suicides Blamed On The Economy

    Uptick In Suicides Blamed On The Economy

    The news that famed 68-year-old movie director Tony Scott ended his own life Sunday brings the issue of suicide to the forefront. There are the inevitable questions: Why would someone with so much success feel like life was no longer worth living? While his suicide note hasn't been released, it's likely his... Continue Reading

  • Bullied Bus Monitor Karen Klein Announces Retirement

    Bullied Bus Monitor Karen Klein Announces Retirement

    GREECE, N.Y. -- A school bus monitor who was shown in a video being relentlessly bullied by a group of boys said Friday that she will retire. Karen Klein, a 68-year-old grandmother, told The Associated Press that the decision to leave the job she held for three years was tough but wasn't based on her now... Continue Reading

  • Greek Pensioner Kills Himself In Main Athens Square

    Greek Pensioner Kills Himself In Main Athens Square

    By Nicholas Paphitis ATHENS, Greece -- A Greek retiree shot himself dead in the busiest public square in Athens during morning rush hour Wednesday, leaving a note police said linked his suicide with the country's acute financial woes. Continue Reading

  • Laid-Off Factory Worker Allegedly Shoots Former Boss, Takes Co-workers Hostage

    Laid-Off Factory Worker Allegedly Shoots Former Boss, Takes Co-workers Hostage

    It is a desperate time for laid-off workers, especially in Greece, where 1 in 5, and almost 1 in 2 young people, are unemployed. A man who was laid off seven months ago from his factory job in northern Greece, stormed into the facility with a hunting gun on Thursday, shot and wounded his ex-boss and a former... Continue Reading

  • Greek Unions, Employers Discuss Wage Cuts

    Greek Unions, Employers Discuss Wage Cuts

    By Nicholas Papitis ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greek workers and employers launched talks on private-sector wage cuts Wednesday with both sides trying to avoid any reductions in the minimum wage. The negotiations, which were blocked last week by Communist protesters, follow intense pressure from debt-crippled... Continue Reading